Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

White Sun

Seto Surya

2016, Deepak Rauniyar, Nepal, 89 min. With Dayahang Rai, Asha Maya Magrati.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 5th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 6th 4:45pm
  • Sat, Jan 6th 8:30pm
  • Sun, Jan 7th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 8th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 10th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jan 11th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

"Gripping drama...handled with emotional intelligence and even eye-rolling humor." — Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

"A breath of fresh air from the top of the world...impressively accomplished." — Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

Set in the aftermath of Nepal's 10-year civil war, WHITE SUN (a reference to the country's flag) is a dramatically charged, vividly filmed story about the difficult process of waging peace after revolution is over. Upon the death of his father, Maoist rebel leader Chandra (Rai) returns to his mountain village, where complex burial traditions are further complicated by lingering personal and political conflicts that include a strong-willed ex-wife (Magrati), a politically opposed brother, obstructive priests, caste divisions, and two watchful children who want to claim Chandra as their father. Director Rauniyar negotiates the tangled allegiances with humor and fable-like clarity, deftly integrating the steep terrain into the drama and building steadily to a throat-catching finale. Nepal's official Oscar submission. In Nepali with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (MR)

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